Sheep Breeder Forum 2016

Wednesday 20th July 2016

Sheep Breeder Forum 2016

July 2016 update:

Videos of the speakers can be found on our videos page. Copies of presentations can be viewed below. 


SIL Developments: Mark Young, B+LNZ Genetics
New Zealand National Evaluation: Sheryl-Anne Newman, AgResearch
Indexes - priorities: Cheryl Quinton, AbacusBio
Genetics groups: Sheryl-Anne Newman, AgResearch
What's happening with adult size?: Mark Young, B+LNZ Genetics and Tim Byrne, AbacusBio
Meat quality - a global view: Cameron Craigie, Agresearch
Meat eating quality and adding value: Greg McSkimming, Silver Fern Farms
Interactive workshops;

CT, muscularity and IMF: Mark Young, B+LNZ Genetics
In-plant IMF: Cameron Craigie, Agresearch
On-farm recording: Andrew Cooke, Rezare Systems
Body condition score - metrics for data on SIL: Max Tweedie, B+LNZ Genetics


Next generation CPT: Peter Amer, AbacusBio
CPT Review: Annie O'Connell, B+LNZ Genetics
Genomics Workshop: Sharl Liebergreen and Johanna Scott, Zoetis
The Changing Customer: Andy Allison, Graham Alder and Mark Young

May 2016

This event brings together breeders, scientists and industry professionals from across New Zealand.  It will be held in Dunedin on 14 and 15 July.

Our 2016 Sheep Breeder Forum will cover a range of topics including performance gains from SIL developments, a focus on meat quality and carcass traits, and how the B+LNZ Genetics Central Progeny Test is being revised to deliver more value. Day two of the forum will involve a field trip to Invermay for a series of interactive workshops and a visit to the feed intake facility.

Thursday 14 July: 10.00am - 5.00pm  
Friday 15 July: 8.30am - 3.30pm 

Click here for the full programme and information about the forum venue and accommodation.


The Dunedin Centre, Harrop Street, Dunedin 
link to map of venue

The forum is free to attend. Costs will be subsided for registered breeders who pay annual SIL fees. 

  • $150 for South Island breeders
  • $500 for North Island breeders

Spaces are limited.  To secure your place please RSVP by Friday 1 July to Pamela Schofield.
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